This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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On the 31st of July, young Singaporean Hazuan Ghazali was preparing for his final match of the season for Seven Hills against Edensor Park. Seven Hills were out of finals contention but this match was Hazuan's chance to secure the Parramatta DJRL try scoring record. 32 tries in one season was the current record. Hazuan was sitting on 31 tries.
At first things were not looking good for the Seven Hills side as they could only field 11 players due to injuries. The team however took to the field knowing they were 2 players down and had no reserves. The courageous Seven Hills outfit finished season 2004 off on a winning note by beating Edensor Park 40 - 0. The coach was delighted at his team's performance.
Hazuan was best on park that day scoring 4 tries. Everytime Hazuan had the ball in hand he made plenty of metres and created havoc for the Edensor Park defence. With a 4 try performance in his last game, Hazuan finished the year with 35 tries to set a new Parramatta DJRL try scoring record.
Hazuan was also invited to try out for the Parramatta DJRL U/13's rep side at Parramatta Stadium the following week. He scored 2 tries in the selection try outs and was happy with his performance. Hazuan received a call a few days later to inform him he had made the side.
What a great way to finish the season. Definately a player with a big future in the sport. Well done Hazuan!
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